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Cresa Atlanta
3475 Piedmont Road
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.257.8866 tel
404.256.6399 fax


Jim Byrd
Managing Principal
404.446.1573 tel
Bubba Chrismer
Managing Principal
404.446.1574 tel
Kevin Creel
Managing Principal
404.446.1576 tel
Billy Hobbs
Managing Principal
404.446.1579 tel
Jim Bob Taylor
Managing Principal
404.446.1864 tel
Thomas B. Tindall
Managing Principal
404.446.1588 tel


Cresa Atlanta is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants – office and industrial space users. As professional real estate advisors, we are passionate about understanding the needs of our clients and strive to deliver exceptional service for the long term. We collaborate with clients to provide service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented counsel. By choosing to represent the interests of Tenants alone, Cresa Atlanta avoids conflicts of interest. 

For clients that choose to relocate, our work is not complete until they experience a seamless transition to new space. Cresa Atlanta offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget. With more than 100 years of combined experience, in addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

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Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.


Our vision is to be the exception in the commercial real estate industry: A company that is service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client focused not deal focused. 


We are guided by the concept, “Do the Right Thing,” both internally and externally. We will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before our own. We treat our clients and employees with respect, dignity and fairness in all matters.


  • Airport/North Clayton

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    102,404,955 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    17,114,967 SF
    128,656 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
    $34.47 SF
  • Buckhead

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    2,688,949 SF
    1,227 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    22,758,154 SF
    7,957 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    8,502,635 SF
    29,128 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    22,087,451 SF
    364,208 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    16,962,010 SF
    34,626 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    14,734,124 SF
    (7,848) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    51,377,915 SF
    880,697 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    19,588,367 SF
    17,010 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    49,124,138 SF
    2,686,130 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    40,718,923 SF
    1,338,280 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    16,881,545 SF
    145,043 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    5,378,110 SF
    95,784 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    32,812,842 SF
    (772,966) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    17,292,761 SF
    (184,337) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    15,042,405 SF
    175,076 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    30,655,265 SF
    128,562 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria

    Office - Class A - Second Quarter 2017

    16,362,662 SF
    (49,702) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria

    Office - Class B - Second Quarter 2017

    10,695,961 SF
    77,745 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - Second Quarter 2017

    55,452,358 SF
    2,322,427 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate

Market Insights

Net absorption sky-rocketed in the 1st quarter of 2017. After a 50% increase from Q3 2016 to Q4 2016, the net absorption rate for the 1st quarter saw an astounding increase to a positive 6,723,550 SF.

Class A rental rates continue to rise in key submarkets as decision makers are being forced to look at transit-oriented locations for their workforce. Central Perimeter and Midtown showed the largest percentage increase.


Michael Bennett Associate, Industrial Services 404.446.1862
Danny Bernstein Associate 404-446-1565
RT Bowden Vice President 404.446.1580
Jim Byrd Managing Principal 404.446.1573
Bubba Chrismer Managing Principal 404.446.1574
Scott Clayton Vice President 404.446.1575
Dennis Compton Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1865
Kevin Creel Managing Principal 404.446.1576
Rhett Delk Research 404.446.1567
Nance Donaldson, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1586
Edward Easterlin Senior Vice President 404.446.1570
Paula F. Fowler Principal, Senior Vice President 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Scott A. Hardeman Vice President 404.446.1863
Billy Hobbs Managing Principal 404.446.1579
Cloteen B. Jasmin Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions 404.446.1562
Jason Jones Principal 404.446.1581
Cris Katz Executive Assistant 404.446.1587
Mike Loy Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1583
Paula McBryde Accounting Associate 404.446.1582
Craig Mendel Vice President 404.446.1568
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Brooks Morris Vice President 404.446.1564
Scott Polinski Vice President 404.446.1563
Hugh Rader Vice President 404.446.1597
Annette Reabe Executive Assistant 404.446.1596
Ed Riggins, SIOR, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1584
Andy Roberts Vice President 404.446.1866
Hansell Roddenbery Principal 404.446.1585
Megan Rolquin Executive Assistant 404.446.1860
Daman E. Shuman Marketing & Social Media Director 404.446.1591
Jim Bob Taylor Managing Principal 404.446.1864
Thomas B. Tindall Managing Principal 404.446.1588
Danny Vander Maten Vice President 404.446.1569
Daniel H. Wagnon, SIOR Senior Vice President 850.656.6555
J. Buckner Winfield, III, SIOR Senior Vice President 404.446.1593
Doug Wise, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1577


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Advertising Technology - Colocation Renewal Atlanta, Georgia   
Atlantic Business Systems Duluth  43,263  
B&E Jackson & Associates, Inc. Atlanta  8,937  
Beazley Atlanta  6,700  
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. Atlanta   17,003  
Confidential Client Atlanta  7,325 SF 
CredAbility Atlanta  41,772  
CSX Transportation, Inc.   150,000+  
Dekalb Office Environments Alpharetta  125,000  
Easter Seals of North Georgia Atlanta, GA  7,147 SF 
Fidelity National Title Group Atlanta, GA  10,085 
General Shale Brick, Inc. Atlanta   
Law Firm - Cloud Sourcing and Savings Atlanta, Georgia   
Levantina USA Dallas, TX  100,000 
LivePerson, Inc. Atlanta, GA  7,800 
Managed Hosting – International Colocation London, UK   
Miller Zell, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia  311,000 
Mizuno USA Braselton, GA  520,000 
Multi-city National: Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
New Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood Atlanta  6,500 
Recall Atlanta  6,000,000 
Sagepath Atlanta, GA  10,000 
Sanofi-Aventis Alpharetta, GA  6,500 
Silverton Bank Atlanta   
Sintec Media Grand Rapids, MI  7,669 SF 
Suzanna's Kitchen Suwanee, GA  326,000 
Tech Packaging - Build-to-Suit Hazelton, PA  223,200 
The Sports Section Duluth  36,918  
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Maimi, FL  10,000 
Undisclosed Client Metro Atlanta  202,000 
Victaulic Company of America Aurora, IL  61,897  

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Lease: ATLANTA - Lease - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; ±13,230 SF $6.000 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2850 Premiere Pkwy
2850 Premiere Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
86,000 RSF (Not Divisible) Negotiable
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
Sale: DOUGLASVILLE - 8950 Highway 5
8950 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30314
45,000 SF
Sale: DULUTH - 11300 Lakefield Dr
11300 Lakefield Dr
Duluth, GA 30097
10,000± SF $17.00 FS
Lease: MARIETTA - 775 Franklin Road
775 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
$9.00 NNN
Sale: COVINGTON - 12862 Brown Bridge Rd
12862 Brown Bridge Rd
Covington, GA
Sale: FOREST PARK - 842 Main Street
842 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
0.689 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3810 Windmere Pky. Cumming, GA
3810 Windmere Pky.
Suites 503 & 504
Cumming, GA 30041
Suite 503 & 504 Suite 503: $16.75/SF NNN | Suite 504: $17.75/SF NNN
Sale: ATLANTA - 3300-2 Northeast Expy
3300-2 Northeast Expy
Atlanta, GA 30341
9,828 SF $1,080,000
Sublease: ATLANTA - 115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
South Terraces
115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Alpharetta,, GA 30004
Suite 950B - 7,703 RSF $25.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ATLANTA - 4194 NE Expressway
4194 N.E. Expressway
Suite F
Doraville,, GA 30340
16,777 SF $4.50 NNN
Lease: ATLANTA - 1335 Industrial Blvd NW
1335 Industrial Blvd NW
Conyers, GA 30012
34,900 SF Total Office Space - Suite C | 10,200 SF; Suite D | 13,500 SF (Suite C & D - Contiguous 23,700 SF) Suite F | 11,200 SF $9.00/SF NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1075 Inner Loop Road
1075 Inner Loop Road
Suite 200, Building A
Atlanta, GA 30337
8,108 SF Negotiable
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
5000 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Suite 160
Norcross, GA 30071
Suite 160 - 5,687 SF $8.50/SF NNN
Sale: ATLANTA - Sale - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Ave
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; +/-13,230 SF
Sublease: SUWANEE - 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Building 4000
Suwanee, GA 30024
2,735 SF Withheld
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5 Concourse Parkway
5 Concourse Pky
Suite 2725
Atlanta, GA 30328
6,715 SF $10.00/SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 100
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Building A, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
5,109 SF Negotiable
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Stes 100 & 125
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Building A, Suites 100 & 125
Atlanta, GA 30328
11,140 SF Negotiable
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd Ste 125
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Building A, Suite 125
Atlanta, GA 30328
6,031 SF Negotiable
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.27 AC Single Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
1.27 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1355 Peachtree St
1355 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309
17th Floor; 1,541 SF $29.50
3749 Old Oakwood Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566
1.5 Acres
Sublease: NORCROSS - 5050 Oakbrook Pky
5050 Oakbrook Pky
Norcross, GA 30093
24,394 SF $4.75 NNN; $1.12 Expenses
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3717 Wilson Road, Suite 200
3717 Wilson Rd
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30354
29,425 SF $4.75/SF
Sublease: SMYRNA - 3200 Highlands Pky
3200 Highlands Pky
Smyrna, GA 30082
2,130 SF Negotiable
Sale: MARIETTA - Franklin Office Park
775, 777, 779 Franklin Gateway
Marietta, GA 30067
775 - 6,424 SF; 777 - 6,666 SF; 779 - 6,666 SF
Sublease: LAWRENCEVILLE - 1990 Riverside Pk
1990 Riverside Pky
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
5,900 SF Negotiable
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 4550 North Point Pky
4550 North Point Pky
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Suite 145; 5,749 SF $16.75
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1 Glenlake Pkwy
1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
5,727 RSF (4th Floor) $28.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ROSWELL - 1000 Holcomb Woods Pky
1000 Holcomb Woods Pky
Suite 120
Roswell, GA 30076
5,021 SF Below market
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3500 Lenox Rd
3500 Lenox Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
12,789 SF $30.00 Full Service
Sublease: NORCROSS - 6621 Bay Circle
6621 Bay Circle
Suite 180
Norcross, GA 30071
3,990 SF
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 3015 Windward Plaza Dr
3015 Windward Plaza Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30005
12,500 SF $19.75/RSF Full Service
Sale: ATLANTA - 909 Morris St
909 Morris St
Atlanta, GA 30318
1,200 SF / 0.1515 AC
Sublease: ROSWELL - 100 Mansell Ct E
100 Mansell Ct E
Roswell, GA 30076
Suite 105; 5,846 SF $19.00 FS
Sale: BUFORD - 5023 B U Bowman Dr
5023 B U Bowman Dr
Buford, GA 30518
10,000 SF
Sale: DULUTH - 4168 Abbotts Bridge Road
4168 Abbotts Bridge Rd
Duluth, GA 30097
6,400 SF
Sale: ATLANTA - 4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
Norcross, GA 30071
143,884 SF
Sublease: DULUTH: 2905 Premier Pky
2905 Premiere Pky
Duluth, GA 30097
8,623 SF; Suite 280 Below Market
Lease: NORCROSS: 2825 Simpson Cir
2825 Simpson Cir
Norcross, GA 30071
$10,000 / month
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 11405 Old Roswell Rd
11405 Old Roswell Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
1st & 2nd Floors: 16,000 SF $15.00 PSF + Janitorial
Sale: LITHONIA: 1950 Lithonia Industrial Blvd
1950 Lithonia Industrial Blvd
Lithonia, GA 30058
70,0000 SF with 3,500 SF Office on 11.13 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 781 Wheeler St
781 Wheeler St
Atlanta, GA 30318
Studio 5; 2,044 RSF $12.00 MG
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.97 AC Single Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.27 & 1.97 AC Double Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
1.27 Acres & 1.97 Acres
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Developing an Effective Real Estate Strategy for Mergers & Acquisitions
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Community Service


At Cresa Atlanta, we believe in “paying it forward.” During the year, we fund and provide volunteers for four different community service projects.

In January and again in December, we participated in the Feed the Homeless initiative, founded by real estate veteran, Hugh Pafford. Each Saturday, an Atlanta real estate company funds the food that is served to the homeless in downtown Atlanta. The food is cooked by volunteers using a mobile feeding unit and served “on the street.”  

Every March, Cresa Atlanta buys a large quantity of canned goods and delivers it to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center. In addition to stocking the shelves, we provide volunteers to help change out the thrift store clothing from winter to summer clothes.

Annually, Cresa Atlanta also participates in the CoreNet Community Reinvestment Challenge. For the past two years, we have helped fund improvements to Nicholas House, the only homeless shelter in Georgia that houses entire families. This year, our Cresa Atlanta volunteers helped landscape the grounds of the shelter near Grant Park, repaired a porch roof and painted parts of the interior of the house.

After celebrating our own Thanksgiving lunch, we got to work “stuffing” 250 toiletries bags for homeless men. The bags were then donated to Must Ministries, who will distribute them to homeless men attending the Must Ministries Thanksgiving lunch. Cresa Atlanta also made a cash contribution to the operating account to help finance the many outreach programs of this organization.

Cresa Atlanta is grateful for its many blessings, including our wonderful clients, employees, advisors, vendors, and real estate associates. We are pleased to be in a position to “pay it forward” through our community service efforts.

Testimonials and Selected Clients



Colocation, Cloud & Connectivity Solutions

Cresa has decades of experience advocating for corporate space users in real estate transactions. The breadth of real estate has grown from office buildings to industrial warehouses and on to data centers - especially colocation facilities. As a natural extension we also offer services to provide Voice, Cloud and Connectivity solutions for our clients.

Companies enjoy working with someone they know and trust - and who has proven their value time and again. We provide additional services so clients do not have to seek alternate resources. Instead, Cresa seamlessly integrates Voice, Data Center, Cloud and Connectivity solutions so you can spend more time on what is important ... your business. 


Our research technology and seasoned experts will help you find the right solution and select the right provider.


Once we help you decide on a solution and a provider, we negotiate the contract on your behalf and get you the best service and payment terms.


Our project managers will ensure that your services are installed properly and on-time with minimal disruption to your business.

Core Products - We source more than 90 cloud and telecom providers and 1,500 data centers with the service that's right for your business. 


Managed Cloud

Security as a Service

Fiber Ethernet

Data Center

Hosted VoIP


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404.446.1581 d
770.313.9912 m

Project Management

Cresa projects are not complete until our clients experience a seamless transition to new space. The Atlanta office offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget.

Making It All Work

Whatever real estate project you have in mind, we have the people who can implement it. We'll oversee the planning and design, gather the right team, and direct the entire construction process — keeping a close eye on the budget the entire time.

Our project managers often take an active role in both the strategy and transaction phases of a project, advising on issues of programming, feasibility, and other challenges that may affect the ultimate build-out of space.

The Team

With more than 140 years of combined experience, the Atlanta project management team provides clients with turnkey oversight of space design, construction, vendor selection and interface, furniture installation, cabling, and move coordination.

In addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

The team is actively involved in many industry associations as well as holds LEED AP accreditations, and other certifications in the state of Georgia and nationally.

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Industrial and Supply Chain

Cresa Atlanta works with companies to develop real estate solutions that optimize the supply chain while controlling costs. Our industrial and supply chain specialists apply Cresa's proven methods and integrated services to locate, acquire, and develop industrial and logistics space, always striving to reach an outcome that exceeds the client’s requirements. We focus on helping our clients make real estate decisions that create leverage and lead to a competitive advantage. By solely representing the interests of tenants, Cresa is uniquely qualified to advise clients and advance their best interests in order to increase efficiency, speed time-to-market, improve service levels, and improve profitability.

Supply Chain Meets Real Estate

A warehouse isn’t just real estate. It’s a crucial link in your supply chain. As a pivot point for moving your goods around the country, its location cannot be haphazard.

And yet, warehouse space that truly fits your needs may be in short supply — at any given time, your options will most likely be limited.

Our consultants are known for taking a more holistic view of your entire supply chain. We know how the right real estate can add vital flexibility to your logistical needs, so we look beyond just rent to the equally important costs associated with transportation, fuel, and labor.

In short, we combine our considerable real estate savvy with an unmatched understanding of the broader issues of supply chain management. 

Manufacturing for Today’s World

In today’s business climate, there are any number of reasons to relocate your manufacturing facilities. Maybe you need to modernize your operations. Maybe you’re looking for a more capable workforce. Maybe you’re attracted to localities that offer economic incentives. Or maybe you’re “backshoring” — bringing your operations back from overseas.

Regardless of your reasons, our industrial experts have the knowledge and resources to address them. We work with manufacturers of all kinds, from metalworking and machine shops to the most advanced technology-driven facilities, from light assembly to precision medical device production.  We are thoroughly familiar with new trends in both engineering and production, and we can help you find a building ideally suited to the flexibility your operations now demand.  

Integrated Services

Once we’ve identified a course of action — whether for your supply chain or manufacturing needs — we then assemble the right combination of services to carry it out. From a single point of contact, we’ll coordinate an integrated team of specialists that can provide:

So don’t try to shoe-horn your industrial requirements into a space that’s not right for you. Talk to people with the experience and expertise to meet those requirements in an unbiased, strategically-sound manner. Call our Industrial Advisors at 404.257.8866.

Selected Clients